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SOURCE: Rheem Intelli-vent intermittently goes in lockout mode

Rheem does not post service manuals.
However AO Smith has posted relevant service manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

Have you cleaned the air intake located under combustion chamber, and inspected for broken glass vial?
Rheem FVIR system uses glass vial that breaks if combustion air is slowed, and resulting combustion causes slow-moving venting of hot gasses, causing overheating that breaks glass vial.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-Rheem-FVIR.html

Check gas pressure.

Replace gas control valve:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/How-to-replace-water-heater-gas-valve.pdf

Posted on Oct 09, 2012

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Rheem Intelli-vent intermittently goes in lockout mode


Rheem does not post service manuals.
However AO Smith has posted relevant service manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-troubleshoot-gas-water-heater.html#intellivent

Have you cleaned the air intake located under combustion chamber, and inspected for broken glass vial?
Rheem FVIR system uses glass vial that breaks if combustion air is slowed, and resulting combustion causes slow-moving venting of hot gasses, causing overheating that breaks glass vial.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-repair-Rheem-FVIR.html

Check gas pressure.

Replace gas control valve:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/How-to-replace-water-heater-gas-valve.pdf

Oct 09, 2012 | Water Heaters

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Rheems Power Vent Model 42vp50fw Manufactured 3/08\r\n The gas comes on but will not stay lit. I have replaced the Combination Gas Control and igniter and heat sensor. Error code comes up as an igintion...


Intellivent gas valve shows AB and vacation error lights:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intelli-vent-gas-valve2.pdf
The igniter and flame sensor have to be positioned correctly:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Hot-surface-igniter-troubleshoot.pdf
Check electrical outlet with circuit analyzer, and test that unit is receiving 110Volts
Intellivent gas control must be grounded.
Check that gas control is getting 24volts.
Check for air in gas line and low gas pressure.

Following links offer troubleshoot resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#troubleshoot
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html#intelli

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Sep 10, 2011 | Rheem Water Heaters

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I have a AO Smith GPS 75 200. The power is on, however the temp control does not light up and nothing is working. Is the White Roger thermostat gas valve shot, is there some test I could do to make sure...


You have AO Smith tank-type power vent water heater with FVIR flame arrestor.
1) I believe this system has White Rodgers intellivent gas valve, with led indicator lights.
To test if valve is operational:
-NORMAL operating mode displays no lights on gas valve.
-Unplug unit from electrical outlet and plug back in. All lights on gas control should display for 1-5 seconds.
-Press BOTH Hotter and Colder temperature buttons for one second to 'wake up' the control, and release buttons and LED will display temperature.
-Press Hotter or Colder and see if any indicator light shows on gas valve.
This will give baseline if gas valve is functioning.
-Intellivent gas valve requires outlet that is wired 100% correctly. Test outlet with circuit analyzer.
-Water heater must be properly grounded for intellivent to operate.

2) Open following link to identify gas valve and download possible service manual with error codes and testing procedure. Service manual is a large file and will probably not load on dial-up.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html#intelli

3) Open following link for AO Smith manuals and service handbooks.
Shows same intellivent service manual, and shows manuals for power vent, but does not specifically list the GPS75 series
http://www.hotwater.com/resources/product-literature/service-handbooks/

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Sep 08, 2011 | Water Heaters

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Is there a reset button for a 6G50NVH-FV-02 hot water heater


Depends on gas control valve, and if cause is overheating high-limit event or FVIR flammable vapor event.
Turn off water heater when using flammable vapors, clean burner parts to prevent overheating.

1) GSW Residential power vent gas water heater with FVIR system:
Some models have intelli-vent gas contol
Others have robershaw gas control with auto-reset

2) Parts manual shows #15 'auto-reset' high limit switch on the blower
http://www.gswpartsonline.com/model/27484
http://www.gswpartsonline.com/schematic/137/view

3) Possible manual:
http://www.gsw-wh.com/pdfs/GPD135NInstall.pdf
Shows resettable lockout page 15
Water temperature must be 120 degree F or lower for reset. Unplug power cord, and then plug back in and wait 15 minutes or 60 minutes depending on gas control valve.
Some intelli-vent controls must be replaced when 195 degree high limit event locks out the water heater.
If high-limit lockout repeats, then gas control must be replaced.
Also clean burner parts, air intake, and make sure flame is clear blue. and not yellow-or-orange.

4) Intelli-vent service manual might apply to your water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intellivent-service-manual.pdf

If FVIR flammable vapor event locked out heater, then unplug heater and plug back in.
Immediately press two temperature buttons. Wait for green light to blink. Release buttons.
Page 34 in troubleshoot chart.

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Aug 31, 2011 | Fasco GSW Hot Water Heater Exhaust Draft...

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I have a model 6G40PVW-40F water heater and we have no hot water... the thermostat light on warm/vacation is on and so are 2 other lights...If I diconnect it and re-connect it then it will start..the gas...


Most gas water heater problems today can be solved with yearly maintenance that includes cleaning burner parts, clean air intake, check venting, check electrical connections, bleed gas line, and check gas pressure.
Gas water heater manuals recommend yearly maintenance by service technician.

In past years, gas water heaters required less maintenance, but they were less energy efficient and more dangerous to operate.

Sounds like you have Intellivent gas control valve thermostat.
Open following link to identify gas valve and see error codes:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intelli-vent-gas-valve2.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-temperature-on-water-heater.html#intelli

Error light on vacation + 2 other lights = 3 possible conditions:
1) Wiring error: check outlet with circuit analyzer:
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Typical-circuit-analyzer-15.jpg
2) Pressure switch tubing not connected, air intake obstructed (clean intake), or vent exhaust obstructed (check for proper venting).
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Test-water-heater-vent-400.jpg
3) System in lockout: Low gas pressure, hot surface igniter not positioned correctly.

You can do some of this yourself.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#clean

Jun 30, 2011 | Rheem 40 GAL ELEC TALL Water Heater 6YR SC...

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Hi i have a power vent water heater model #-6g40pvw-40f. It go's into lock down mowed one light lit on vaction two more on A-and B is it the heating element or lighter mechanison thank you mike from...


Hello Mike,
Check gas pressure, burner parts need to be cleaned, check electrical outlet, hot surface igniter is bad

White Rodgers intellivent error code:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html#Intellivent
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intelli-vent-gas-valve2.pdf

Error code says: system in lockout, but you know that.
1) Low gas pressure, no gas to water heater: call gas company to check pressure
2) Hot surface igniter not positioned correctly: inspect and clean burner parts.
http://waterheatertimer.org/images/Reliance-hot-surface-ignite.jpg
3) Low voltage to water heater/ outlet has wrong polarity: Use circuit analyzer on electrical outlet to make sure polarity is correct

Typical power vent manual:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Reliance-40-50-power-vent.pdf
Cleaning water heater:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-install-gas-water-heater.html#clean
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/How-to-clean-combustion-chamber.pdf

Jun 19, 2011 | Audiovox Richmond 6G40-36F 6-Year Tall Gas...

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My white rodgers control panel is set on vacation (green light) is on. I have held down the arrow buttons to get it off of vacation mode but it is not working. Obviously i need to switch it off as we have...


Water heater and gas valve are not clear:
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Open following link for White Rodgers intelli-vent gas valve thermostat:
http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Intelli-vent-gas-valve2.pdf
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-adjust-water-heater-temperature.html#Intellivent

1) Typical instructions for Kenmore and AO Smith water heater with Intelli-vent say:
Set on-off switch to ON position.
Hold down both arrow buttons for 1 second.
Then press hotter button.

2) Also check that 120Volt electrical outlet has power, and check outlet with cheap circuit analyzer from home center.
3) If Intelli-vent gas valve thermostat is malfunctioning, and won't reset, then contact manufacturer of water heater for replacement gas valve.
Label on side of tank will have Model number, manufacturer, type of gas LP NG, serial number for part ordering.

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